In none of the posts in this thread have I suggested adding more switches.
I need a phone, and I don’t know of any others that offer as much freedom, privacy and security as this one. I’m not overly paranoid about it, more like, I think it would be a ‘nice to have’ assurance. Actually I think that all of the switches are ‘nice to haves’, my current phone doesn’t have any. Freedom is the reason I am buying this phone. Privacy is a bonus.
I think that ‘all 3 switches being off = disables everything that can be disabled’ is pretty straight forward from a users point of view. I can’t speak for the developers obviously, but from an implementation point of view, I can’t see why it would be difficult to cut the power to both the GPS and the 9-axis IMU instead of just the GPS.
I can’t think of a use case that I would actually want to use only those sensors. It seems logical to me to disable them as well if it’s not significantly extra work for the Purism team to do so.
I figured you were being facetious. I had written something else to you originally but I removed it before I posted in case you were actually being genuine.
Microphone, camera and GPS aren’t communication components but it will be possible to disable them.
Even if your device is compromised, you can still have privacy from those sensors by switching them off. That’s the whole point of the switches. I don’t think that is a good argument against my suggestion.